One pitch. One stinkin’ pitch.
No, I’m not saying Raisel Iglesias made only one bad pitch. But on the pitch before he gave up the game-winning grand slam to Kolten Wong, Iglesias induced a two-out pop-up from Wong that fell a couple feet out of the reach of Todd Frazier.
Busch Stadium remains a house of horrors. The Reds have won 18 of the last 50 games there.
Other than that, Ms. Lincoln, Raisel Iglesias had a fine start in St. Louis. Over six strong, heÃ‚Â gave up 5 hits. Important: Iglesias struck out seven and walked none. He did hit three batters.
There is a LOT to like about Raisel Iglesias. You have to remember how raw he is. Iglesias didn’t pitch at all last year, as he was working his way out of Cuba. He only had 29 innings at AAA this year. Iglesias is receiving a lot of valuable major league experience. When he puts 4-5 great innings together, as he has several times this year, appreciate the floor and know all he has to do is figure out how to do that over a longer stretch of innings. The portfolio is there and that’s the key.
That inning is why the #Reds will do all they can to keep Iglesias in the rotation. Multiple pitches. Multiple arm angles. All filth.
— Grant Freking (@GrantFreking) July 28, 2015
Joey Votto has a streak of 14 straight games getting on base twice. Club record, by Pete Rose is 15 games.
Votto has reached safely in 33 of his last 49 PA (.673 OBP).
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) July 28, 2015
Burke Badenhop and Jumbo Diaz pitched two shutout innings in relief.
The Reds managed only 5 hits.